Kay Johnson, MPH, MEd

New Hampshire LEND Program
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756
Phone: 802-482-3005
Secondary Phone: 802-578-3161
Email: Kay.Johnson@johnsongci.com
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Last Updated: May 31, 2012

Kay Johnson

Leadership Administrative Staff: Faculty/Health Policy
Discipline(s): Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Health Administration
Human Development/Child Development
Public Health
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: child health policy, Medicaid, IDEA, Title V Maternal and Child Health,
Education: I received a Masters Degree in Education (MEd-1975) from the State University of New York at Buffalo, with a concentration in early childhood development. Additional SUNY coursework in infant language development.
I received a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH-1984) from the University of North Carolina, with a concentration in maternal and child health policy.



Over the past 25 years, Kay Johnson has become nationally recognized for her work in maternal and child health policy, as a researcher, advocate, and consultant. She has been active in Medicaid, EPSDT, and health policy at the federal and state levels since 1984 and a consultant to more than 40 states. Her expertise on policy and finance encompasses a wide range of maternal and child health topics such as: perinatal care, and infant mortality reduction; home visiting; early childhood; oral health; immunization; genetics and newborn screening; adolescent health; and children with disabilities and other special needs. She has written numerous policy reports and published dozens of journal articles. Her presentations include more than 150 keynote and juried presentations, as well as Congressional testimony. Ms. Johnson holds appointments as Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth Medical School and Lecturer in Healthy Policy at the George Washington University. She also is president of Johnson Group Consulting, Inc. - a national firm based in Vermont. She previously held senior positions at the March of Dimes and Children's Defense Fund. Prior to her policy work, Kay worked for seven years providing direct service to low-income families in child care and child development centers.